Jerusalem

Parishioners Ann and Kath signing cards
Some early Easter cards signing took place at St Wilfrid’s in Preston this weekend. The parish greetings have been sent this morning, Monday 1st of April, to the catholic parish of the Holy Family in Gaza, to show solidarity with the remaining few Christians still left in the region during this time of conflict.The Faith and Justice Group in Preston decided to take part to the Liverpool justice and peace commission’s campaign, which has been set to provide the participants with the opportunity...
Archbishop Paul Gallagher
A senior Vatican prelate who was educated by the Jesuits in Liverpool has called for Jerusalem to be given “special status on an international level”, saying that interreligious dialogue and education are crucial for peaceful co-existence in the region.Archbishop Paul Gallagher, who is now Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, was a student at St Francis Xavier’s College in Woolton, Liverpool, which was founded by the Society of...
holy land jerusalem
In this Holy Year of mercy, join Aid to the Church in Need in prayer and actionPilgrimage to the Holy Land: 10th - 18th November 2016Cost: £1,239 including flights, half-board accomodation, gratuities and all transfers and entrance fees (subject to fuel surcharges)The pilgrimage will be led by ACN Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr. Dominic Robinson and Nevill Kyrke-Smith, National Director of ACN UK.We hope you will join us on this wonderful opporunity to walk in the footsteps of Our Lord, in...
Pope Francis has issued an invitation to the Presidents of Israel and of Palestine to attend prayers for peace at the Vatican. The invitation was issued during the Holy Father's three-day visit to the Holy Land and has been described as being very much his own initiative.Pope Francis is in the Middle East principally to improve ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church: he is due to meet the Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of...
Pope Francis is due to arrive in Amman later today at the start of his three-day visit to the Middle East. After a courtesy visit to meet the King and Queen of Jordan, he will celebrate Mass at the International Stadium before meeting refugees and disabled young people in Bethany.Tomorrow, the Holy Father will fly to Bethlehem where he will celebrate Mass in Manger Square and join pilgrims at the traditional site of Jesus' birth. He will also meet with Palestinians at the Dheishe refugee...